Which Mac Laptop?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by webcity, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. webcity macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I am looking for a Macbook for doing light web development work and for taking to clients offices when I go to meetings. I'm also starting to learn iOS development so would be good to do that on it to.

    However, I'm really struggling to decide on which Macbook to get. I like the idea of the all day battery on the Macbook Air but the low GHz of the CPU worries me.

    So, my choices are pretty much the 13" Macbook Pro or the 15" Macbook Pro. I couldn't really justify the extra expense for the retina screen unless it's going to give me more screen real estate on the 13" retina than the 15" LED?

    Any advice would be great
  2. designs216 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    For the usage you mentioned, I think the 13" Air is the way to go especially now that the battery life is much better. Just max out the RAM and get the top end processor (which turbos up to 3.3, BTW) and stop worrying.
  3. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    MacBook Air.

    Don't let the low power scare you unless you're needing the power for heavy editing or something like that. The processors now are very efficient.

    Example.... My 2006 2.0 Ghz Core Duo would heat up full fans when watching Netflix, YouTube, or playing Facebook games (FarmVille?!).

    My 2010 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo MBP doesn't break a sweat doing any of that.

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